The College of Arts and Letters plays an integral role in Notre Dame's mission to serve as the world's preeminent Catholic research university.
Established in 1842, the year Notre Dame was founded, Arts and Letters is the University's oldest college. We have more than 500 faculty, 3,000 undergraduates, and 1,100 graduate students. The College is also the liberal arts home for all Notre Dame students as they take core curriculum courses and electives in everything from theology and philosophy to economics and creative writing.
With nearly 70 different majors and minors and 30 graduate programs to choose from, Arts and Letters students pursue a liberal arts education that broadens their worldview, helps them develop a sense of purpose, and provides them with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.